Bisphenol A, commonly known as BPA, is a chemical used in plastics. Popular for many years in "unbreakable" plastic beverage containers and in the lining of metal beverage and soup cans, BPA has been identified by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a potential threat to neurological and reproductive health. In the last few years, manufacturers of children's cups and baby bottles have stopped manufacturing them with BPA due to the aforementioned health concerns. As we approach the beginning of a new school year, however, it is important to consider all possible avenues of BPA exposure for children. Here are five things you may not know about BPA.
August 19, 2013